RHEL 3 : vixie-cron (RHSA-2006:0117)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated vixie-cron package that fixes a bug and security issue is
now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.

A bug was found in the way vixie-cron installs new crontab files. It
is possible for a local attacker to execute the crontab command in
such a way that they can view the contents of another user's crontab
file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-1038 to this issue.

This update also fixes an issue where cron jobs could start before
their scheduled time.

All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1038.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0117.html

Solution :

Update the affected vixie-cron package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21088 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1038